How can I remove scuff marks from my car’s trim?

I let my brother borrow my car while I was away, and when I got back, I noticed all these scuff marks on my car’s door trims! I’ve tried wiping them off, but it hasn’t worked. How can I remove the scuff marks from my trim?

Answer
Finding scuff marks or scratches on your door can be super annoying, especially if you didn’t put them there! Luckily, they’re very easy to get rid of with the right tool—to remove scuff marks from your car’s trim, you’ll want to buy a microcell sponge.
These sponges are also known as a magic sponge or a magic eraser. They’re famous for their ability to remove seemingly uncleanable marks, so in all likelihood, your scuff marks won’t stand a chance! Here’s what to do:
  • Dampen the magic sponge with either water or trim cleaner.
  • Rub the sponge over the scuff marks. The sponge’s unique structure and materials make it able to get into those grooves and remove the marks.
  • Wipe a clean, damp cloth over the area to remove any remaining residue after the marks are gone—and voilà, totally clean!
While you’re getting rid of those scuff marks or chewing out your brother, consider checking out the Jerry app to make sure that your car is covered for any future eventuality. While we can’t save your doors from scuffs, we can help you save time and money on car insurance. We’ll get you personalized quotes from over 50 of the nation’s top insurance providers—and once you find a policy you like, we’ll sign you up for a new policy and help you cancel your old one easily.
Happy cleaning—and good luck with your brother!
Chloe Jenkins
Answered on Dec 28, 2021
Chloe has a BA in Communication and Media Arts from Montclair State University and more than four years of experience in content writing, editing, and research. Before getting behind the keyboard at Jerry, Chloe was an Assistant Coordinator at her university and a film enthusiast working for the Montclair Film Festival. When she's not writing about car insurance, she spends her time with her pets, playing video games, or enjoying long weekend hikes.
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